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Identity theft

How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft

July 14, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Imagine discovering that a local hospital’s IT system has been hacked and the hackers are threatening to publish patients’ names, addresses, and medical records on the Internet. In September 2016, this happened to 6,000 patients in Oklahoma. As security professionals know, this […]


Identity theft, Mobile security

The Internet of Things to Come in Cybersecurity

July 11, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

The Internet of Things: Enabling Innovation and Exploitation Stop checking whether or not you’ve achieved your step goal. Right now. The widespread use of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies and the shift towards interoperability within the Internet of Things (IoT) — the […]


Hacker, Identity theft

Bithumb, the fourth largest Bitcoin exchange has been hacked

July 6, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Bithumb, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin and Ether crypto currencies exchanges, has been hacked. The hackers have stolen more than $1 Million in crypto currencies from the accounts of several users of the South Jordan exchange. Bithumb is the first […]


Identity theft

Five Tips to Stay Safe on Social Media While Traveling

June 7, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

Oversharing your travel plans can put you, your colleagues, your corporate data systems, your property and even your loved ones at risk. Similarly, announcing to the world that your home is vacant obviously increases the odds of a break-in, so […]


Identity theft

Target agreed to pay $18.5 Million over 2013 data breach

May 25, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Target, the US retail giant, has entered a settlement with the US Attorneys General and it has agreed to pay $18.5 million over the 2013 data breach. Target, the US retail giant, has entered a settlement with the Attorneys General […]


Identity theft

Are you making it easier for identity thieves?

May 16, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

News of data breaches and the risks of identity theft and fraud persist, but consumers’ vigilance and awareness haven’t kept pace. A national survey by Experian revealed that not only is America’s collective guard down, but people feel they are […]


Identity theft

Bank accounts raided after crooks exploit huge flaw in mobile networks

May 8, 2017

Via: Naked Security

When you’re as ginormous a target as the global telecommunications industry, and you’re sitting on a flaw as big as the one affecting its SS7 protocol, best not rely on “security through obscurity”. You and your customers could get badly […]


Identity theft

Healthcare records for sale on Dark Web

April 24, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Last August a Baltimore substance abuse treatment facility had its database hacked. Patient records subsequently found their way onto the Dark Web, according to DataBreaches.net. The group noticed such things as dates of admission, whether the patients are on methadone, […]


Identity theft

Why businesses should care about identity theft

April 14, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Identity theft is a type of fraud that’s directed squarely against individuals, but to believe that businesses don’t suffer any consequences or costs associated with it is simply wrong. Identity theft effects According to a recent survey about the aftermath […]


Identity theft

Cyber criminals targeting healthcare orgs’ FTP servers

March 27, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

FBI’s Cyber Division has sent out another notification to healthcare organizations, alerting them to the danger of cyber criminals using their FTP servers for various malicious purposes. “The FBI is aware of criminal actors who are actively targeting File Transfer […]